Top 500 Horror Movies

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The top 500 horror movies as selected by votes of users on the IMDb horror boards. Movies from virtually all decades are included in this list.

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    Dracula

    1931, in 10 top lists Check
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    The Evil Dead

    1981, in 5 top lists Check
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    Carrie

    1976, in 8 top lists Check
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    King Kong

    1933 — a.k.a. The Eighth Wonder, in 28 top lists Check
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    Re-Animator

    1985, in 4 top lists Check
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    Halloween

    1978, in 14 top lists Check
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    Alien

    1979, in 27 top lists Check
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    Black Christmas

    1974, in 3 top lists Check
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    Freaks

    1932 — a.k.a. The Monster Show, in 16 top lists Check
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    Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

    1922 — a.k.a. Nosferatu, in 26 top lists Check
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    Psycho

    1960, in 38 top lists Check
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    Night of the Living Dead

    1968, in 19 top lists Check
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    The Haunting

    1963, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Birds

    1963, in 18 top lists Check
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    Friday the 13th

    1980, in 2 top lists Check
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    Braindead

    1992 — a.k.a. Dead Alive, in 4 top lists Check
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    Phantasm

    1979, in 2 top lists Check
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    Dawn of the Dead

    1978 — a.k.a. Dawn of the Living Dead, in 15 top lists Check
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    An American Werewolf in London

    1981, in 10 top lists Check
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    Scream

    1996, in 6 top lists Check
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    Jaws

    1975, in 27 top lists Check
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    The Descent

    2005, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Fly

    1958, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Phantom of the Opera

    1925, in 12 top lists Check
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    The Wolf Man

    1941, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    1974, in 13 top lists Check
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    Poltergeist

    1982, in 7 top lists Check
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    Bride of Frankenstein

    1935, in 18 top lists Check
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    The Innocents

    1961, in 11 top lists Check
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    Village of the Damned

    1960, in 5 top lists Check
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    Creature from the Black Lagoon

    1954, in 1 top list Check
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    The Shining

    1980, in 24 top lists Check
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    The Thing from Another World

    1951, in 6 top lists Check
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    1984, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Mummy

    1932 — a.k.a. Cagliostro, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Howling

    1981, in 1 top list Check
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    28 Days Later...

    2002, in 8 top lists Check
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    Rosemary's Baby

    1968, in 21 top lists Check
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    Tenebre

    1982 — a.k.a. Unsane, in 3 top lists Check
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    [Rec]

    2007, in 2 top lists Check
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    Cat People

    1942, in 13 top lists Check
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    The Fly

    1986, in 9 top lists Check
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    White Zombie

    1932, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Hills Have Eyes

    1977, in 2 top lists Check
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    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    1962, in 12 top lists Check
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    The Exorcist

    1973, in 24 top lists Check
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    Hellraiser

    1987, in 1 top list Check
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    Ginger Snaps

    2000, in 5 top lists Check
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    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    1931, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Omen

    1976, in 4 top lists Check